Massachusetts man pleads not responsible to homicide cost, injuring 22 others in Apple retailer crash

A Massachusetts man who prosecutors allege drove his SUV into an Apple Retailer final November, killing one particular person and “severely injuring” 22 others, pleaded not responsible Monday throughout an arraignment listening to. 

Bradley Rein, 53, of Hingham, entered the plea weeks after he was indicted by a Plymouth County grand jury on counts of homicide within the second diploma and motorized vehicle murder by reckless operation in relation to the loss of life of 65-year-old Kevin Bradley of Wayne, New Jersey. 

Rein additionally pleaded not responsible to reckless operation of a motorized vehicle, 18 counts of aggravated assault and battery with a harmful weapon, and 4 counts of assault and battery with a harmful weapon, in accordance with the Plymouth County District Legal professional’s Workplace. 

“The Commonwealth sought and the Courtroom imposed further circumstances on Rein whereas out on bail,” the DA’s workplace additionally mentioned, together with that he “can not function a motorized vehicle, he can not depart the Commonwealth with out prior approval, he should put on a GPS monitoring bracelet, give up his passport, and never possess weapons.” 


Bradley Rein arraignment hearing

Bradley Rein of Hingham, Massachusetts, is arraigned in Brockton Superior Courtroom on Monday, April 24. (Greg Derr/The Patriot Ledger through Alokito Mymensingh 24, Pool)

Prosecutors say the indictments adopted an investigation into the Nov. 21, 2022 incident in which “Hingham Police obtained a number of 911 requires a automobile right into a storefront window on the Apple Retailer positioned in Derby Outlets in Hingham, with a number of folks injured.” 

Bradley was pronounced useless on the scene, in accordance with the DA’s workplace. 

“The indictments allege that Rein was behind the wheel and working his 2019 Toyota 4Runner when it crashed by means of the entrance glass window of the Apple Retailer,” the workplace mentioned Monday. “Preliminarily, investigators discovered that in the course of the 5 seconds earlier than the crash Rein was accelerating the SUV as much as 60 m.p.h. and there was no indication of brake utilization throughout that point.” 

An legal professional representing Rein beforehand instructed prosecutors in November that he had tried to brake however couldn’t, as his foot “obtained caught on the accelerator.” 


Apple Store Hingham Massachusetts crash

Staff use a tow truck to take away a broken SUV from inside an Apple Retailer on Nov. 21, 2022 in Hingham, Massachusetts. (Alokito Mymensingh 24/Steven Senne)

“Though the result of this accident was horrific – and I don’t wish to downplay that – it was simply that. It was an accident,” Rein’s court-appointed legal professional, recognized by The Patriot Ledger newspaper as Alison King, mentioned on the time. 

“As you heard from his abstract and the state police reviews, Mr. Rein was very cooperative with the police, agreed to searches, to breathalyzers, to talking with them. He was not drunk – he blew a 0.0 on a preliminary breathalyzer, and the blood draw ought to come again with nothing in his system as effectively,” she continued.   

“As he defined, his foot obtained caught on the accelerator — as he defined to me — between the accelerator pedals and the facet,” the lawyer added. “He tried to maneuver his foot and get it unstuck. He additionally tried to brake along with his different foot whereas he was doing that, however he was unable to.” 

Bradley Rein court appearance

From left, ADA David Cutshall and protection lawyer Joan Fund, Bradley Rein hear on Monday as Rein is arraigned in Brockton Superior Courtroom on a number of fees on account of driving his SUV into the Hingham Apple Retailer final yr. (Greg Derr/The Patriot Ledger through Alokito Mymensingh 24, Pool)

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In a police report, Rein instructed State Trooper Andrew Chiachio following the crash that he drove to the strip mall the place the Apple Retailer was positioned to restore a lens in his eyeglasses, which he was not sporting on the time of the incident, in accordance with The Patriot Ledger.  

“Whereas driving within the space of Barnes and Noble, Mr. Rein said his proper foot turned caught on the accelerator and his car accelerated,” the newspaper quoted the trooper as writing. “Mr. Rein said he used his left foot to attempt to brake, however was unable to cease the car and crashed by means of the entrance of the Apple Retailer.” 

Peter Johnson